Toddlers may be inclined to ensure that foreign objects stuck his nostrils, but it turns out, so that the young seals.
Hawaiian Monk Seal has been photographed with a spotty eel, hanging with his snout, and researchers say this with a & # 39; reality has been seen several times in the past few years.
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research shared the photo on their Facebook page on Tuesday.
"We reported this to the & # 39; in reality, in front of which was first noted some years ago, the team wrote.
"We found juvenile seals with acne who are stuck in their noses several times."
With some "light restraint resilient seal and slow pull" up with successfully deleted from his mouth predator about 30 seconds.
Seals were unharmed in all cases – up, however, does not make it.
The researchers say that "we have never been able to know" how come acne to linger in the endangered mammals in the mouth, but they have their suspicions.
"Hawaiian Monk Seal Feeding shoving your nose and mouth into the cracks of coral reefs, under rocks or in the sand," said the naval exercises.
"They're looking for prey that likes to hide, like eels. This may be the case, eel which was cornered trying to protect themselves or avoided.
"On the other hand, the seal can be swallowed by an eel, and spat it out, so that went up the wrong way."
Image has received hundreds of responses on social media, with a number of commentators, sharing jokes and witty remarks.
"If the top dropped, and clamps on his snout, which is the sea," joked one man.
Another wrote: "If you laugh so hard spaghetti takes off his nose …"
One mother simply sneered: "It may be easier to remove than a piece of Lego.»